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Details for Benchmark: TP1326

N 49° 00.004 W 118° 13.427 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1654

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is SCALED and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In FERRY county, WA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MONUMENT 165 B
Marker Type:
concrete post
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Found while heading north back into Canada. It was on Jenny's side of the car.

Found as described.
Recovery report submitted to the NGS.
Mark is located just west of the pavement at the US HWY 395 crossing point, on the north side of a 4' high chainlink fence. To reach this mark, first request permission from Border Patrol staff at the crossing checkpoint.

[Photos:]
photoTP1325 MONUMENT 165 B (area) FERRY COUNTY WA
Closeup of nearby 1931 USDA Bureau of Public Roads cadastral survey monument.
photoTP1325 MONUMENT 165 B (view SSE) FERRY COUNTY WA
Looking SSE across the mark to Avey Airport (in background).
photoTP1325 MONUMENT 165 B (view SSW) FERRY COUNTY WA
Looking SSW across the monument to the US Border Crossing station.
photoTP1325 MONUMENT 165 B (view W) FERRY COUNTY WA
Looking west across the mark to the crossing and US HWY 395. A USDA Bureau of Public Roads cadastral survey disk is visible in the foreground.
photoTP1325 MONUMENT 165 B (closeup) FERRY COUNTY WA
Closeup of the base of the ornamental concrete obelisk type of border monument, showing the monument number engraved in the top surface of the base.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1932 by IBC (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1932 (JGH) THIS MONUMENT IS AN ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE OBELISK SET IN A PLAIN CONCRETE BASE. THE SURFACE OF THE OBELISK OR SHAFT IS FINISHED IN LIGHT - COLORED GRANULAR QUARTZ AGGREGATE, WASHED FREE OF CEMENT SO THAT THE COLOR AND TEXTURE OF THE COARSE GRANULAR AGGREGATE SHOWS CLEAN. THE SHAFT IS 6 FEET 6 INCHES IN LENGTH AND PROJECTS 5 TO 5-1/2 FEET ABOVE THE BASE. IT IS 14 INCHES SQUARE AT THE BASE AND TAPERS TO A CROSS - SECTION OF 8 INCHES SQUARE AT THE TOP, AND IS CAPPED BY A PYRAMID 4 INCHES IN HEIGHT. IT IS REINFORCED WITH FOUR 1/2 - INCH STEEL RODS EXTENDING THROUGHOUT ITS LENGTH. THE BASE OF THE MONUMENT IS 3 FEET 4 INCHES SQUARE. THE TOP SURFACE OF THE BASE SLOPES AWAY FROM THE SHAFT UNIFORMLY ON EACH SIDE 4 INCHES TO THE FOOT. THE BASE PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE THE SURROUNDING GROUND SURFACE AND EXTENDS DOWN TO A FIRM FOUNDATION NOT LESS THAN 3 FEET 6 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE UNLESS SOLID ROCK FORMATION IS ENCOUNTERED AT A LESSER DEPTH. THE BASE IS CONSTRUCTED OF 1--2--4 CONCRETE. THE INSCRIPTIONS ON THE SHAFT OF THE MONUMENT ARE CAST IN BLACK AGGREGATE FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE. THEY READ VERTICALLY UPWARD AND ARE AS FOLLOWS--ON THE SIDE FACING THE HIGHWAY---INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY---, ON THE SIDE AWAY FROM THE HIGHWAY---TREATY OF 1925---, ON THE NORTH SIDE---CANADA---, ON THE SOUTH SIDE---UNITED STATES---. THE NUMBER OF THE MONUMENT IS ENGRAVED IN THE TOP SURFACE OF THE BASE.
01/01/1932 by IBC (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1964 by IBC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1964 (WMS) STATION SEARCHED FOR AND RECOVERED.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1991. No horizontal observational check was made to the station.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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